M.E. Sprengelmeyer

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    M.E. Sprengelmeyer, ex-Rocky writer, saves NM paper by expanding (& killing its website)

    M.E. Sprengelmeyer during his Rocky days.​In February 2009, the Rocky Mountain News died just shy of its 150th anniversary, and even though the surviving Denver Post has picked up more of the tabloid's audience than anyone other than MediaNews Group's Dean Singleton would have guessed, big cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    The Rocky Mountain News Almost Lets George Carlin Swear

    For George Carlin, "B.S." was "bullshit." The Rocky Mountain News' profanity policy isn't exactly a paragon of consistency. In quoting a pithy comment made by Colorado Republican Party leader Dick Wadhams, the paper spelled "ass" as "a--". And yet a site search turned up asses aplenty. The word, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    The Ralph Nader-Barack Obama Controversy, or Lack Thereof

    In recent days, the Rocky Mountain News has tried its damnedest to excite the public about accusatory comments made by White House (no) hopeful Ralph Nader about presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. On June 25, the paper highlighted a piece by M.E. Sprengelmeyer in which Nader a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Traveling With the Denver Media

    The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the case for the May 8 Message column, which dealt with cut ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Olympics Travel a Hurdle for Local News Media

    When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2006

    More Messages: Winning the Name Game

    This More Messages blog from last week chides the Rocky Mountain News for avoiding mention of the Denver Post at all cost -- even when doing so means telling readers an incomplete story. But today, the Rocky made the right decision in regard to citing the Post, resulting in a piece that places accur ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    The Butt of the Joke

    There's no place like Home Depot for the holidays.

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    The Message

    Correction Detection

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    The Message

    Blood and Sand

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    The Message

    The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Priority Shifts

    Newspapers in Education programs are getting lost in the JOA shuffle.